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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
049 201 0020
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Ranked #1 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is a multi-media area with lots of information on the chapel which helped me to appreciate it. They only allow 25 people in at a time and the chapel is climate controlled (also rather interesting). I found the 20 visit enough time, my Mom would have preferred more.

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Fairlee, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After a two day binge on art and architecture, Cappella degli Scroegni did not cease to amaze me! Every inch of the chapel is covered in a elaborate and artfully crafted frescoes telling a complicated story. The most disappointing aspect of the experience was when the buzzer rang and my 15 minutes were up. If you buy a Padua card,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Painted between 1303 and 1305, the Scrovegni Chapel is still astonishing. With only 15 minutes of visiting time, absorb as much information as possible prior to your visit, including both audio visual presentations on site. By seeing both AVs first, and doing advance reading, the art will be more meaningful, as well as spectacular.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You need to book beforehand. As you only have 15 minutes to see the frescoes, it's well worth reading up about them beforehand (in the bookshop you can buy a paperback with reproductions of many of the individual pictures and short but helpful descriptions which draw attention to particular aspects of Giotto's work). I wish I'd had a chance to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You must book in advance. You are only allowed 15 min. in the chapel and you are on your own. They show you a short film before entering but you should do your homework or buy a guide.

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Fishguard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

No problem getting a ticket at the door. Waited a short while for entry and then watched a video for 15 minutes whilst the air in the room was cleansed. Then a strict 15minute entry to the Chapel. Not disappointed by the art work, but did not appreciate a self appointed Italian speaking tour leader who dominated the whole 15... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Make your reservations early - on-line works - and take the 30 minute train trip to Padua. Don't be late! The chapel is very particular about their tour times. It is a well-spent half day trip to see this beautiful chapel adorned by Gotti and the museum artwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Even though the images maybe familiar, there is nothing like seeing the chapel frescos upclose. Make sure you book at least a few days in advance- our hotel reception (just) managed to get us in, but it was worth it.

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Padua, Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A dream for the passion of the people Who likes the top art of 1300 . A special visit when people needs a relax time. Do Not hesitate to plan the visit in order to obtain the Best quality of your interest.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We liked everything and wish we could have stayed longer. And we went for 3 sessions. Giotto is a genius.

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